Join us for Easter at The Grove on April 8 (4:30 & 6:00 pm) or 9 (8:00, 9:30, 11:00 am & 12:30 pm). Register under EVENTS or by clicking the globe to the right.
To see people transformed by the Good News of Jesus Christ for the display of His splendor.
They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the Lord for the display of His splendor.
Isaiah 61:3 NIV
We exist to make disciples.
Known by our love—from our neighborhoods to the ends of the earth—we are committed to bringing people into fellowship with Jesus and His Church.
As disciples of Jesus our aim is to glorify God with our whole life.
We are committed to equipping the church for the work of the ministry.
We are intentional in bringing the Good News of the Kingdom to where we live, work and play.
Discipleship is not one of the things we do as a church, it's the thing we do.
Jesus commanded the church to stay focused on the primary task of making disciples who, in turn, would make other disciples. Often the conversation about discipleship is vague and without a clear pathway for a believer to be discipled in a way they can reproduce in the life of another.
The Grove doesn’t just talk about discipleship, but we actively equip people so they can reproduce outside the walls of our building. Our strategy is to equip the church for this work and obey this command of Jesus.
Worship God only. We are worshipers by nature—designed to display His splendor as we worship God exclusively. We live as stewards of the time, talents and treasures He has entrusted us—aware that these reveal where our worship truly lies. We look to God alone for salvation, hope, guidance and purpose to dismantle the idols vying for our attention so Jesus may reign supreme in our lives.
John 4:23-24; Matt. 4:10; Exodus 20:1-3; Rom. 12:1; Heb. 13:15-16
Imitate Jesus. Jesus perfectly embodied the glory of God, therefore we imitate His life as we are empowered through the transforming work and leadership of the Holy Spirit in us. Our aim is to live like Jesus as we love, serve, suffer, and obey Him.
1 John 2:6; 3:2; 2 Cor. 3:18; Gal. 2:20; Romans 8:29; Phil. 2:5-8; Eph. 5:1-2; John 13:14-15; 1 Peter 2:18
Multiply mature disciples. We equip disciples to live out the Gospel and live in to their new identity in Christ. By introducing foundational rhythms we get to develop disciples who grow a lifelong love of learning and maturing in their faith. And since spiritual maturity is not reserved for the old, we actively train parents to disciple their kids so this generation takes the Gospel further than the one before.
Cultivate biblical community. Together, we are devoted to sharing life in biblical community—from family dinner to life's most crushing defeats. The truth of Jesus Christ unites us and compels us to pursue the protection and provision of every person—the widow, the orphan, the alien and the poor.
Acts 2:42-47; John 13:34; Mark 9:50; Romans 12:10; Gal. 5:13; 6:2; Eph. 4:32; Col. 3:13; 1 Thess. 5:11; John 17
Bless those who are near to us. Jesus' call to love our neighbor requires sacrifice, sincerity and intention—and it is His plan for bringing His Kingdom to even the darkest communities. God has intentionally placed people in our lives who are far from Him, but near to us. We seek to BLESS our next door neighbors, co-workers, students at our school, and anyone the Holy Spirit prompts us to engage.
Acts 1:8; 1 Peter 3:15; Matt. 28:18-20; Luke 10:25-37
Plant churches. Multiplying healthy local churches is critical to engaging a world far from God. As the disciples obey Jesus call to make disciples, church planting marks their response throughout the New Testament. We are committed to developing and sending leaders who make disciples and bring them into Biblical community by establishing new local churches all over the world.
Matt. 28:19-20; Acts 2:21-47; Acts 16:9-12; Titus 1:5
Far from God, but near to you.
God’s way of reaching and restoring the world is through blessing.
Together, we'll talk through the vision, mission, strategy and beliefs of The Grove. You'll also learn about our approach to discipleship, opportunities to serve, and what it looks like to pursue partnership with The Grove family.